David M. Harland

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David M. Harland is an author and space historian. He lives in Scotland. Previously, he was a computer scientist at the University of Glasgow and worked on the Rekursiv project for Linn Products.


  • Polymorphic Programming Languages : Design and Implementation (1984)
  • Concurrency and Programming Languages (1986)
  • REKURSIV: Object-oriented Computer Architecture (1988)
  • The Space Shuttle: Roles, Missions and Accomplishments (1998)
  • Jupiter Odyssey: the Story of NASA's Galileo Mission (2000)
  • The Earth in Context: a Guide to the Solar System (2001)
  • Creating the International Space Station (2002)
  • Mission to Saturn: Cassini and the Huygens Probe (2002)
  • The Big Bang: a View from the 21st Century (2003)
  • The Story of the Space Shuttle (2004)
  • The Story of Space Station Mir (2005)
  • Water and the Search for Life on Mars (2005)
  • Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (2006) with Richard W. Orloff
  • Apollo EECOM: Journey of a Lifetime Sy Liebergot (2006)
  • Space Systems Failures: Disasters and Rescues of Satellites, Rockets and Space Probes (2006)
  • Cassini at Saturn: Huygen Results (2007)
  • The First Men on the Moon: the Story of Apollo 11 (2007)
  • Robotic Exploration of the Solar System (2007) with Paolo Ulivi
  • Exploring the Moon: the Apollo Expedition (2008)
  • Robotic exploration of the Solar System. Part 2, Hiatus and Renewal 1983-1996 (2009) with Paolo Ulivi
  • How NASA Learned to Fly in Space: An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions (2010)
  • Apollo 12: on the Ocean of Storms (2011)
  • Paving the Way for Apollo 11 (2011)
  • Robotic Exploration of the Solar System: Part 3: Wows and Woes, 1997-2003 (2012) with Paolo Ulivi
  • NASA Gemini, 1965-1966 (2015) with W. David Woods
  • Enhancing Hubble's Vision: Service Missions that Expanded Our View of the Universe (2016) with David Shayler
  • Moon: from 4.5 Billion Years Ago to the Present (2016)
  • Universe: from 13.8 Billion Years Ago to the Infinite Future (2019)
  • Mars: from 4.5 Billion Years Ago to the Present (2018)